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    A Message from Margaret

    As a girl, I remember taking a school bus to Forest Grove in the early 60s to pick berries. Years later, I helped my father-in-law on his dairy farm in Hillsboro.

    Since then, I’ve watched this area grow from a sleepy community to the center of Oregon’s high tech economy.

    I was honored when Commissioners from Washington and Multnomah counties unanimously selected me to replace former Representative Larry Galizio when he resigned to take a post with the Oregon University System.

    I knew I had the background to get the job done with over a decade as a high school teacher, twenty-two years working for the Oregon Education Association and now as a small business owner and member of the Planning Commission.

    These days, things are tough for Oregonians. Folks are struggling to make ends meet.

    Just like many families in House District 35, state government is facing serious budget problems and coming up with new ways to do more with less.

    It’s not an easy time to serve in government. But I can’t think of a more important time to represent this community.


    I’m committed to working in Salem for the common sense priorities citizens like you care about: 

    • Helping small business owners expand to create more jobs in our area and protecting our status as Oregon’s high tech corridor.
    • Making sure our local schools keep getting their fair share of funding.
    • Finding new solutions to improve transportation and ease traffic congestion.
    • Continuing to push for smart land use policies. 

    I’ll make it my job every day to protect what’s best about our part of Oregon. And I’ll reach across the aisle to find bipartisan solutions for our families.

    I’d be honored to have your vote in 2016. I’ll work hard every day to be worthy of your trust. 

    For Oregon’s Future,